Speed skating championship kicked off in Astana
According to the official website of capital akimat, capital hosts the championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in speed skating at the individual distances.
In the official opening of the tournament was attended by sports director of the directorate «national Olympic Committee» Il Khanates, head of the department of culture and sports of Astana Bolat Mazhagulov, the director of ice Palace «Alau» Sanat Shabasov, President of the national Federation of skaters Bolat Zhamishev
Athletes from 8 regions of the country take part in competitions. On the first day of the competition, the participants performed at a short distance of 500 and 1000 meters. Among the women held the check for 3 thousand meters; for men, 5 thousand meters.
The championship is held for the purpose of development of speed skating in the country, wide involvement of students of secondary schools in regular physical culture and sports, as well as promotion of healthy lifestyles. Competitions are held in the ice Palace «Alau» and will last until October 26.
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